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. >>> nominations for tommy to karzai or reject it. it at the end of the vote, 70% of the nominees were rejected. karzai says he will make new nominations for the posts but it is not clear when it will be announced. >>> families gathered in pakistan to mournthe death of 96 people killed at a bombing at a volleyball game. funerals were held today. t bomber set off by 4 pounds of explosive yesterday. the village and northwest pakistan had tried to heal but many are too scared to speculate about the blast. >>> up next, a dramatic or rescue. -- up next a dramatic river rescue. and how long will the freezing temperatures to around? steve rudin will track the latest developments. >>> d.c. schools face major budget cuts, but chancellor michelle rhee says she will fight to get money for classrooms and classroom supplies. areas facing sharp cuts include security, food service, and other programs under the school support category. comes from falling tax revenues and the end of the federal stimulus spending. >>> you may want to bring your own back the next time you shop in the district. a new fee would int
karzai is riding the postelection ride of hope, abc news and our partners sent pollsters out door to door taking the pulse of 1,500 people, asking them about ordinary life. also, that covering for women, the burqa. should it be the husband's decision or hers? in this country a split decision. the majority of men say it's the husband's choice. this woman added perspective. my husband's not the problem, she says. it's the taliban i'm afraid of. and sometimes small signes of progress. 60% of the poll says they are cell phones. every one of you as a cell phone? but 85% of them say they have no refrigerator. and few of hope of such a thing. and one more sobers number. more than half of afghans say they have never been to school. and we'll be back with more from afghanistan later. now, we head back to new york and general stephanopoulos with the other day news. >>> still ahead "world news," a public apology from the senate majority leader. >>> and mark mcgwire finally comes kpleen about using steroids with enhe broke one of baseball's record. what is behind today's confession? i'm just a skepti
in town bolstering support for karzai's government as well as the summit later this month. >> lama hasan in kabul, thanks. >>> and now to the quake zone where survivors are still being pulled from the rubblefter being buried for over 100 hours. >> and relief efforts are expected to get a biboost from a former president. >> good morning, the clock is ticking to save those buried in the rubble and to get aid to those left with nothing. >> reporter: some prayers were answered in haiti where the scope of the disaster matches the human suffering. this 6-year-old boy was pulled overnight from a home that collapsed after tuesday's 7.2 earthquake. in another part of the city, another miracle, this woman survived 126 hours under rubble before she was rescued. >> it's a very wonderful night because we've worked almost 26 hours straight for those two survivors. immediately now, we need to start working some more for additional survivors. >> reporter: though for every rescue story time is running out for countless other victims. former president bill clinton forecasts to this area with food, water a
of the taliban. while embattled president hamid karzai is riding his post election wave of hope. polling in afghanistan is daunting and dangerous. abc news and our partners here sent 168 pollsters out across the country door to door taking the pulse of 1,500 people also asking them about ordinary life here. for instance, that covering for women, the burqa, should it be the husband's decision or hers? in this country, a split decision. women say they should decide. the majority of men say it's the husband's choice. this woman added perspective "my husband's not the problem, she says, it's the taliban i'm afraid of. >> general stanley mcchrystal is the top u.s. commander in afghanistan and the architect of the troop surge now under way. she asked him if the strategy is working. >> reporter: have you done it? have you turned the tide? >> i believe we're doing that now. we've changed the way we operate in afghanistan, we've changed some of our structures. we're on the way to convincing the afghan people that we are here to protect them. >> reporter: do americans have to brace themselves for
of afghanistan, hamid karzai about many things, including the arrival of those new american troops, part of the surge. and also this crucial year for afghanistan, america, and this war. do you feel this year is the last chance? >> i cannot describe it as the last chance. or the only chance, no. i can call it a great opportunity. we must grasp it this year. i can say this is an important opportunity with the new interests in afghanistan by the united states with more awareness within afghanistan on our shortfalls and shortcomings and the requirements for a better afghanistan. >> part of the opposition of the united states was americans are losing their lives. and we know afghan security forces and civilians are losing their lives, too. but americans are losing their live lives when corruption is undermining the objective. >> the objective is here, indeed. corruption is there in afghanistan. corruption is undermining our government, our society, and we must continue to work against it. i as the president of afghanistan am responsible and must take care of the afghan part of corruption. wit
karzai. >> do you feel this year is the last chance? >> i cannot describe it as the last chance or the only chance, no. i can say that this is an important opportunity with the renewal of interest in afghanistan by the united states and the rest of the world with more awareness within afghanistan on our shofalls and shortcomings and the requirements for afghanistan. >> part of the opposition of the united states was americans are losing their lives, and we know afghan security forces and civilians are losing their lives, too. but americans are losing their lives when corruption is undermining the objective. >> corruption is undermining our government, our society, and we must continue to work against it. i, as the president of afghanistan, am responsible and must take care of the afghan part of corruption within the afghan government. >> when you went to helmand, you were told it was rocket-fueled gunfire that was fired at you. how many assassition attempts? >> i don't know. maybe three, four. that's not much. >> when the u.s. keeps pushing you to go out more in the country -- >
, we have bad memories of the taliban. while embattled president hamid karzai is ridi his post election wave of hope. polling in afghanistan is daunting and dangerous. abc news and our partners here sent 168 pollsters out all across the country door-to-door taking the pulse of more than 1,500 people. asking them about ordinary life here. for instance, that covering for women, the burqa, should it be the husband's decision or hers? in this untry, a split decision. women say they should decide. the majority of men say it's the husband's choice. this woman added perspective. "my husband's not the problem," she says. "it's the taliban i'm afraid of." and sometimes small signs of progress. 60% of our polls say they have cell phones. every single one of you? but 85% of them say they have no refrigerator, and in this poor country, few have hope of such a thing. and one more sobering number. more than half of afghans say they have never been to school. >> you can see more of diane's reporting from afghanistan on a special edition of "world news." >>> there's unexpected fallout from senate major
many checkpoints without getting detected. all of this on the day when hamid karzai's ministers were due to be signed in, juju. >> thanks. >>> we're learning more about "the new york times" reports that the obama administration was warned on december 22nd about a christmas attack from yemen. they also learned that a man named umar farouk, and even a warning in septemb about the explosive used in the botched attack. >>> it appears google isn't giving up on china just yet. talks are reportedly under way between the company and the chinese government over censorship. the. >>> the yjets have done it. they stuffed the chargers 17-14. and they take on the top-seeded colts in the nfc. >> and, and, and -- >> something that robin is concerned about, i'm not sure which one. that's the news at 7:14. >> got back to see a little bit of the saints game and it soots the soul. brett favre and the mikings. >> the first 40-year-old to play in the playoffs. >> he could have a good game, but the saints are going to win. what a boost that would be for new orleans if that would be the case. >>> i know sam
. but if he begins to show that president karzai in afghanistan starts to reform governance, that they begin to deal with corruption, perhaps they can begin to secure some areas outside of kabul where the government has control but it doesn't in a lot of other areas in that country. if they show at that trajectory is going the right direction, i think that will help in 2010. the other point i would make very quickly, 2010, american troops will begin to start coming back from iraq. that means that the president will be fulfilling a promise that he made during the campaign to return american service membs from that countries are from that war. that may help a little bit. >> even symbolically, that help. dan, thanks so much. sam, cokie, great to see you. over to sam champion with some of this year's new year's resolutions. >> yeah, call it the personal policymaking. nearly half of americans will make a new year's resolutions. only half of us, i think that's generous, will stick to them after six months. what are the most popular promises that we make to ourselves? the number one resolution, of
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